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Jar, wheel-formed, red body and incised spiral groove below rim.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian pot
H94mm x D86mm x C270mm
Pottery, Nile Silt
History and use
One of the most important uses of clay in Ancient Egypt was the production of pottery vessels. Pottery manufacture goes back some 5000 years, and vessels include those used for everyday cooking and domestic purposes, storage of cosmetics and oils, storage and transport of food and drink, and use in temple and funerary rituals. Most pottery is plain and utilitarian, however Egyptian potters were highly skilled and produced vessels decorated with elaborate designs, with a variety of vessel shapes.